Innocence

Innocence is an often overlooked value.

The world laughs at it. The world sees it as something to be ashamed of, something to be taken or given away as soon as possible.

I know at work I’m the innocent one. I neither get the jokes nor make the jokes; I don’t have stories about dates gone wrong or parties gone haywire.

And, for a mere second, I felt bad about that. I was the homeschooler who hadn’t lived life…AGAIN.

But then I thought— I’m an adult now. Enough with this “I’m not good enough” nonsense. 

The company I work for fights for innocence. 

We fight for the right to be innocent, to stay innocent. We fight to keep the lines and standards that make us a civilized nation. 

Innocence is not to be scorned. The world is dark, and it’s no one’s job to be informed on every kind of darkness in order to be deemed an adult.

Some knowledge is not meant to be gained. And yet hasn’t that always been our problem (Genesis 1)? Humans are on the hunt for the forbidden knowledge, ultimately stripping us of what little innocence we had.

Published by Amanda Brown

22-year-old INFP who names inanimate objects, loves to laugh, and is a proud old soul. You can often find her planning out her next crazy project, hugging books, or telling stories about her day that *may* be a little exaggerated.

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